Thursday, December 07, 2006

toybot studios Toy Vacation!!! Part V: Munky King Melrose Ave

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So our Toy Vacation oddysey finally comes an end! The last stop on the tour of toy destruction in tinseltown is 2nd Munky King retail location on Melrose Avenue. But before we go there, just in case you're just joining the fun, a re-cap of the toybot studios Toy Vacation extravaganza 2006:

Part I: Super7
Part II: We Are All Mad Show
Part III: Chinatown - Robocon
Part III: Chinatown - Happy Land
Part III: Chinatown - Munky King
Part IV: Little Tokyo - Anime Jungle

Our last stop is Munky King Melrose Avenue. It's been several years since I had actually done any shopping on Melrose so it was quite fun to check out all the cool and quirky little stores in the neighborhood. Munky King Melrose Avenue has more of a gallery vibe to it than toy store. The clean, minimalistic space has plenty of room for various art and toy shows that they host.

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Might as well plug a few of the cool Toy shows coming up next week at Munky King Melrose:

TOKIDOKI GOSHO DOLL LAUNCH
December 6th, 7-11pm

The traditional Gosho Ningyo doll, recast as a vinyl platform piece by Super Rad Toys, gets the designer treatment from Tokidoki. Simone Legno, creator of Tokidoki, will be on hand to sign.

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URBANMEDIUM CHETROOPER RELEASE
December 8th, 7-11pm

Street art duo Urbanmedium invade Munky King Melrose for a one night only event celebrating the release of their new 6" limited edition resin bust! Limited to 400 pieces worldwide. Urbanmedium live signing...busts, art, screenprints, and much more!An additional 25 Chetrooper busts have been customized in an exclusive gold and red Munky King colorway. Available only at this event.

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DEZ EINSWELL'S DOODLEBARN TOY RELEASE & ART SHOW
Dec 13th, 7-11pm

LA artist Dez Einswell releases his first set of figures from his Doodlebarn series: Memono & Whyno. With removable vinyl costumes, each figure is limited to only 400 pieces. There will be a special edition of 25 custom black Whynos available only at the show. The gallery will feature many new originals and prints by Dez.

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Munky King Melrose Avenue has even been captured forever in Pharrell's "That Girl" video featuring Snoop Dogg showing this wunderkid getting jiggy with some very hot ladies in some of LA's hippest locales! Check him out giving the eyeball to Luke Chueh's Possession Figure!

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Whew! I know it seems like a lot of toys, but I assure you, we did it all in about two days time. My wife and daughter are saints for tagging along and putting up with all the toy browsing! So till the next toy vacation....

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Very Colorful Collection. I like the toys. My kid is very much addicted to the toys, especially the Godzilla Toys. She loves it very much.

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